My warrior women

For all my ladies, all my warriors, and all my queens – this is an ode to you. Yes, YOU!

be confident
be strong
never bow down
don’t be defined by anyone 
don’t allow your past to determine your path

and when someone tells you all the things “they think” you cannot be, you keep pushing forward and make it known that you cannot be stopped, you WILL NOT be stopped

let others see the fire in your skin and the crown’s power upon your head. You are bathed in sunlight for a reason. You are right here and right now for a reason. We need to be building each other up and seeing the true beauty in ourselves and others 

never seek the approval of others, for it’s not needed as you already know your worth

so, all my beautiful ladies, this is for you. I believe in you, I stand with you, and I am part of you

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Element(s)

I found you
in the darkness 
of the night
as the clock ticks
in the quietness
of my mind
where my thoughts 
are the very loudest
I found you
in the depths 
of our words
each letter knowing
every syllable falling
finding comfort
in the sweet silence 
between the periods
catching our breath
at the commas
and holding on
through the parentheses
I found you
in the ink
of my pen
that scatters across
this blank canvas
I found you
in the element(s)
that trickle through my veins
and into my heart